Recipe: Grilled Dijon-Lemon Lamb Kabobs

by JJ Virgin on June 13, 2017

So, you and I both know kabobs are just bits of meat on sticks. But the end result is so much more romantic and impressive than that!

In this case, tender chunks of leg of lamb are marinated in a tangy mix of lemon, Dijon mustard, and fresh marjoram. The result is a flavorful, savory main dish that is altogether irresistible.

Remember, if you’re using bamboo skewers, soak them in water for 30 minutes before grilling so they don’t catch on fire. (Kabobs aren’t quite as tasty when they’re full of charred wood…)

Grilled Dijon-Lemon Lamb Kabobs joins Roasted Red Pepper Hummus; Smoky Baba Ganoush; and Chickpea Falafel Salad with Tahini Dressing in our Mediterranean Mezze menu.

Grilled Dijon-Lemon Lamb Kabobs


June 13, 2017

Healthy kabobs are the perfect way to mix things up during grilling season! These flavorful, lemony lamb skewers are elegant, easy to prep, and taste amazing.

  • Prep: 4 hrs
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings


1 tbsp Dijon mustard

1 tbsp olive oil

2 tsp chopped fresh parsley

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 1/2 tsp grated lemon zest

1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

1 tsp ground cumin

1/2 tsp teaspoon turmeric powder

1 1/2 lbs. grass-fed lean boneless leg of lamb, trimmed, cut into 1-inch cubes

1/2 tsp sea salt


1Combine the mustard, oil, parsley, garlic, lemon zest, cumin, turmeric powder, and black pepper in a large bowl; stir in the lamb and toss thoroughly. Refrigerate, covered, for a least 30 minutes or up to 4 hours

2Prepare a grill for direct medium heat.

3Thread the lamb onto four 12-inch skewers and season with salt. Place the kabobs on the grill, directly over the heat, and cook, turning occasionally, until cooked through, 7 to 8 minutes.

4 Serve with a fresh side salad or grilled vegetables like peppers, onions, zucchini, or other favorites.

Originally published in The Virgin Diet Cookbook, Grand Central Life & Style, 2014


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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size4.0
Sodium771 mg
Potassium291 mg
Protein32 g
Cholesterol129 mg
Sugar0 g
Total Fat29 g
Saturated Fat12 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0 g
Monounsaturated Fat2 g
Trans Fat0 g
Total Carbohydrates1 g
Dietary Fiber0 g

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